Zostavax (varicella vaccine)

Recommendations for the Use of Zoster Vaccine

Date of ACIP vote: March 2011

Provisional recommendations for prevention of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia

• A single dose of zoster vaccine is recommended for adults 60 years of age and older whether or not they report a prior episode of herpes zoster. Persons with chronic medical conditions may be vaccinated unless a contraindication or precaution exists for their condition.

Western Health Advantage Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Approved/Revised: April 2012 | Reviewed: December 3, 2013